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Belleek pottery

Research... The Workers and Managers at Belleek

 

 
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From the formation of the UK Belleek Group in 1988, the history of the pottery and the wares produced at Belleek have always been at times a matter of guess work and conjecture. Over the past 23 years though, The UK Group has been steadily piecing together the history of the people, wares and pottery premises. Very little remains of early records other than catalogues diaries and photographs. We have a network of collectors who are dedicated to finding out as much as they can about various aspects of life at Belleek and its' workers since formation in 1857 and the first incarnation of the pottery under the title of David McBirney and Co. Thanks to the dedication of the workers and management at Belleek over the last century and a half there is still a thriving business based in County Fermanagh exporting Belleek Parian China to the 'four corners of the world'.

This section of our web site helps to unlock some of the mysteries and stories of the Workers and Managers at Belleek.

Please click on links left to view and read our research articles relating to the workers and managers who have influenced the early development of Belleek Pottery

Many more interesting research articles can also be found in our Newsletters.

 

James Cleary Hand painted by Eugene Sheerin
Above...James Cleary, Manager at Belleek 1884 to 1900 our thanks to Fergus Cleary Head of Design for use of image
John Caldwell Bloomfield Robert Williams Armstrong
left, John Caldwell Bloomfield and right, Robert Williams Armstrong

 

 
 
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